Toshihiro Wakui is a very talented craftsman that used to work for Yoshikane Hamono in Sanjo. He started his own knife making business in Sanjo and his excellent knives were a well kept secret among Japanese knives enthusiasts. He recently started getting more exposure and his knives are highly appreciated. Forged by White 2 steel, very thin behind the edge and at high hardness of around HRC 63, Wakui seems to be one of the next hot blacksmiths in the knife world.

Petty is one of the most commonly used knives in the kitchen. A small, general-purpose knife used for peeling, shaping, and slicing fruits and vegetables, chopping herbs, and making garnishes that also can be used in handheld cuts.

The Wakui Petty 150mm, will be one of your knives to go in your kitchen either if you are a home cook or a professional. It is made from Shirogami  2 steel, one of the most well know high performance steels in Japanese knife making, has great looks with its classic traditional Nashiji finish and it is fitted with a beautiful chestnut handle.

Brand / Blacksmith: Wakui
Series: Nashiji
Knife type: Petty 150mm
Blade Length / Total length (mm): 150 / 280
Grind: 50 / 50
Finish: Nashiji
Steel type: White 2 (Stainless Clad)
Forging method: San Mai
HRC hardness: 62 – 63
Handle type / Material / Ferrule: Octagonal / Chestnut / Water Buffalo Horn
Spine Thickness at heel / tip (mm): 3,0 / 0,35
Blade height at heel (mm): 35
Weight (gr): 84